This is something you might know, you might be aware of, or there are chances you might not know at all.
When a creator creates something, be it any field, art, craft, entertainment, sports, anywhere, there’s a lot, literally a lot that goes in each work of theirs.
For someone consuming or witnessing that, it becomes quite easy to just see the end result and probably, pass a quick opinion on it.
If the consumer has a different opinion, there wouldn’t be a second missed to have passed their opinion to the creator, irrespective of how it would make them feel.
However, for the creator, they have put their heart and soul into their work + lots and lots of hard work and efforts and ideation and execution and more importantly, time is usually spent on a single creation.
The creator has one goal from their creations, for it to touch the heart and souls of the audience, for it to provide value to them.
Although, what happens is, at times, the ones who do like the stuff usually stay quiet without appreciating the creator and the ones with a different opinion ensure to make their voice as loud as possible. Sometimes, harshly too. Especially on social media.
Without caring or understanding the emotions of the other person, without realising the behind-the-scenes of the work, that one comment sometimes breaks the creator.
The message that I’d like to send here is this, no matter who the creator is, no matter what the creation is, whether you align with it or not, whether you have a different opinion or not, first – respect the creator.
You need to have some empathy for them, empathy towards the person first, because they are a human being too.
Sometimes, the work may not have the expected results, but for them, they did put in the same amount of work for something was liked on a mass level.
Sure, if you have a piece of constructive criticism that would help them, do let them know with love and respect.
P. S. I did want to touch upon this topic with love and respect in mind, however, there’s another form of respect that needs to be shown towards the creator.
I’m simply going to go ahead and say it out…
Please don’t use a creator’s work for yourself, please don’t blatantly copy paste their work for yourself, please don’t try to remove their watermark/copyrights etc and use it for yourself.
Bottom line, if you do that, it’s just so disrespectful.
Respect the Creator.